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Post Options Post Options   Quote jackal2008 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2019 at 16:27
Originally posted by jackal2008 jackal2008 wrote:

Originally posted by ABDurbs ABDurbs wrote:

My feeling is that the "new" APS-C enthusiast camera body could be very "A7" like in its appearance, so that it can better handle the larger/heavier FE lenses.
This may negate the size/weight benefits of the current A6*** range, but it will still be smaller, lighter and less expensive than the A7/A9 FF series.

I know several people who want to move from their A77 to mirroless, but really don't like the A6*** series. Two have since moved to Fuji. It's all very subjective, but I can understand Mr Tanaka's thought process, it makes sense.

In my day dream, the solution would be A77iii :D with native E mount and LAEA4ii adapter
one stone two birds: aps-c and a-mount

Sony doesn't even need to make 16-50 2.8 for e-mount, just reply on a-mount for that one, hehe. This lens along may justify the cost of develop LAEA4ii(just copy a68 AF)

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LAbernethy "for the A99II". Not a bad way to go, it's still my go to camera and will always remain so until I or it packs up.
Now that I'm really getting to know and use it properly I'm becoming more impressed all the time. Put on a lens (say 150 - 600 Tamron), change to 35MM (JPG) zoom to 600 (900), click the 2X enlarger and you effectively have 1800MM @ F6.3 (or 1500MM @ F4 with the 500 F4) and you have 4K video with all that. Love it. Always pick it up before those mirror less ones :)

"I don't understand the point of an A99II on crop mode, it's like buying a Ferrari and driving the speed limit. "

See above, was on a wildlife safari a few weeks ago and used it many times as it brings the action closer and I find it easier to focus seeing the "big picture" than cropping later.
The only real beef I have with it though is the no RAW!
Just started editing some of ^ photos and they are on a par with my normal results (smaller size obviously) but I do leave the camera on RAW and Full size and only change when needed.

Edited by amsap - 25 March 2019 at 21:33
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

I didn't like an 20 MP APS-C camera with bad aliasing, why would I want an 18 MP one?
I know you did some test with the A58 that gave you this result, but why do you think the A99m2 is the same? And it is just a crop from the full 42mp one - that would mean the full 42mp is just as bad, just less noticeable.

Yeah, I've used crops from the a99ii and been very happy with them. It's not the same type of quality as the a58. Aliasing is not a problem on a99ii.

The advantage is that with a push of a button you get a crop factor and a pretty good image without having to switch to a teleconverter. It also increases the buffer depth. I can have a 42MP full frame image when I need it, and a smaller crop when I need some more reach.

Considering I shot 6 MP and 12 MP crop for years, 18MP is more than usable in many situations.
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